Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Bikini Beach Band - Boys And Girls
|A couple of entertaining translations of pop to surf. Quite fun!|
Picks: Boys And Girls, Sweet Child O' Mine
Track by Track Review
Blur's "Boys And Girls" is odd fodder for instro treatment, even for The Bikini Beach Band. The eerie tone and transmuted surf disco arrangement make this compelling, despite the utter weirdness of the concept. Long pick slides and tremolo warble add to the mystique.
While a very lovely cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine," this is one song that has been brought down off metal-mountain to ballad valleys by many already. Nonetheless, this is a splendid track with a soft romantic sound. Just plain pretty, and nicely arranged.